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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

To Grow a Kidney

November 08, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 152, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Understanding the cellular and molecular pathways underlying differentiation in the developing kidney using model organisms is critical for understanding of human pediatric kidney disease, and for efforts to engineer kidney tissue with mature features from stem cells. This session reviews new work in understanding pathways in patterning and formation of key kidney structures and explores the consequences of their dysregulation in the pediatric kidney.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the current status of work in patterning the nephron and stroma of the kidney
  • Discuss the consequences of dysregulation of differentiation pathways in the pediatric kidney

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys


  • Greg R. Dressler, PhD
  • Lori L. O'Brien, PhD


  • Cell Biology of Nephron Tubule Formation
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Denise K. Marciano, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Proximal Tubule Differentiation from Mouse Embryo to Adult
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Joo-Seop Park, PhD
  • Origins and Differentiation Pathways of the Kidney Stroma
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Thomas J. Carroll, PhD
  • When Development Goes Wrong
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Jennifer R. Charlton, MD, MS